Blogs

Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members

Blogs 19 October, 2017

The Impact of MiFID II for IROs: A Panel Discussion

Nasdaq hosted a MiFID II event in association with the IR Society this week. Laura Hayter reviews the discussion panel and offers some advice to IROs ahead of implementation in January 2018.

Blogs 17 October, 2017

Implementing IR for all classes of capital

IR practice has been built primarily around equities, but other types of corporate capital are increasingly requiring the attention of finance and IR professionals, as Susan Davy and Sarah Heald report.

Blogs 12 October, 2017

Best Practice Awards 2017 – more entries, more competition!

Many congratulations to all short-listed companies.We look forward to seeing you all, along with your teams, on 21 November 2017 at the Tower of London to celebrate what’s best about IR!

Blogs 11 October, 2017

2017 Good Governance Report – the great governance debate continues!

John Gollifer discusses the purpose of the Good Governance Report published this week by the Institute of Directors.

Blogs 21 September, 2017

MiFID II and the ascent of IR

The MiFID II deadline is fast approaching. With only just over 100 days until implementation, Laura Hayter outlines why we need to be IR ready!

Blogs 31 July, 2017

An interview with Anne Richards: The challenge of a changing City landscape

In the final session of the IR Society's 2017 conference, Evan Davis interviewed Anne Richards about the impact of Brexit, the economy and regulation on markets and the investment industry.

Blogs 31 July, 2017

An interview with Lady Barbara Judge: The challenge of rebuilding trust

Attitudes to business are shifting – and IROs have a key role to play, argued Lady Barbara Judge in her keynote address at the IR Society's conference in June. Here is an edited summary of the session, based on Lady Judge’s opening remarks and the follow-up questions from Evan Davis and from the audience.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

Dealing with a seismic change in regulation

When MiFID II is introduced, IROs will find themselves in the middle of some major regulatory changes, as Ian Shackleton reports.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

We live in exciting times – just like last year

Amid political dramas, the pace of market change does not let up. But the Society is well on top of it all, as John Gollifer reports.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

The ascent of fund management

The fund management industry is exercising increasing power in financial markets, and there are implications for companies and for IROs, argues Richard Davies.

Blogs 8 June, 2017

It’s award season: Best practice and the value of awards

In my job, I’m constantly thinking about annual reports; I not only read a lot of annual reports but I analyse them every day. And yes, I even believe that annual reports are important! In fact, I’d even say very important- and even useful!

Blogs 17 May, 2017

IR Society advised to get out the lifeboats, the day of the MiFID II is really upon us this time!

When we wake up on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, will it be any different to the day before and possibly a day of woe for more than just Wednesday's child?

Blogs 7 April, 2017

MiFID II: This time it really is different

Managing the MiFID II changes will be difficult. For IR teams, the need to be quick-footed is the greatest challenge, as Steve Kelly reports.

Blogs 4 April, 2017

Poacher turned gamekeeper – from City role to in-house IRO

Echoing market changes of recent years, Alexandra Hockenhull describes her personal City evolution from fund management to becoming an IRO.

Blogs 4 April, 2017

Thirty years on – the IR profession’s ‘Big Bang’ revolution

Reg Hoare looks back at the radical changes to financial market structures and regulation which were introduced in the 1986 ‘Big Bang’. He spells out their significance and their lessons for today’s new changes.

Blogs 29 March, 2017

Quarterly reporting – the argument against

The debate between investors and companies about the merits of quarterly reporting remains intense. Phil Corbett is opposed.

Blogs 27 March, 2017

New York – if IROs make it there, they’ll make it anywhere

Which institutions should you visit in New York? How should you manage your schedule? Where should you stay? Top tips from IROs themselves on how to manage a New York roadshow are reported by Charlie Hamlyn.

Blogs 9 March, 2017

What does best practice annual reporting look like?

As the business environment has significantly changed in recent years, there is undoubtedly an even bigger need for investor relations to take a leading role in corporates. Moreover, there is a greater need for faster, clearer communications across annual and digital reporting. Nicole Solomon looks at corporate reporting practices and what we look for in our own IR Society Best Practice Awards entries.

Blogs 9 March, 2017

Dawn of Spring on the North Colonnade

The UK regulator has been planting seeds around the topics of unbundling, research and corporate access for a decade, so last Friday’s budding announcement should not have come as a surprise. Michael Hufton of ingage IR looks at the key issues following the FCA's recent review of dealing commission expenditure.

Blogs 10 February, 2017

Corporate Governance Breakfast: the UK Green Paper & Future of Boardrooms

Luke Main, Research Associate at Fidelio Partners recently attended IR Society's breakfast on the UK Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper, hosted by Deutsche Bank.

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